Old Samsung Galaxy smartphones are being repurposed as a retinal diagnosing device


It seems that a bunch of Samsung Galaxy smartphones are being upcycled via the Galaxy Upcycling programme, turning them into affordable and portable retinal cameras in Vietnam to diagnose eye diseases. Samsung plans to introduce the upcycling programme to India, Morocco, as well as Papua New Guinea.

In terms of how it functions, the Galaxy smartphone lets the user attach a lens and artificial intelligence algorithm to take pictures of an individual’s retina in order to diagnose the issue. In the future, Samsung plans to produce portable colposcopes to screen for cervical cancer by upcycling old Galaxy devices.

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